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Dates:Thursday, November 30, 2023 - Sunday, March 31, 2024
Hours:Dusk to 9pm, daily
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Seasonal Fun

emerald glow at charlesgate led trees in green photoIn conjunction with the annual holiday tree lighting on Boston Common and the tree lighting along Commonwealth Avenue Mall, for the third year, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy will bring light to Charlesgate Park by illuminating ten zelkova trees in green at the western end of the Mall.

Separate from the annual lighting at Commonwealth Avenue Mall, the trees to be lit in the Charlesgate area will be adorned with emerald green lights to distinguish Charlesgate as the connecting point between the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and the rest of the Emerald Necklace, shining a spotlight on the ongoing revitalization of this critical intersection of two iconic Boston greenspaces at Charlesgate.

Signs posted at the Charlesgate Parkís emerald-lit trees also provide information about the ongoing revitalization of Charlesgate Park.


The Charlesgate Revitalization Project is led by the Conservancy and Charlesgate Alliance to restore and revitalize Charlesgate Park, a 13-acre area of parkland at the intersection of Bostonís Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore Square neighborhoods. Designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted as a critical link to connect the Emerald Necklace, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and the Charles River Esplanade, the park has been compromised by decades of urban development that prioritized road construction over greenspace, covering it with a highway overpass, dividing it with new roads and on-ramps and turning its central waterway, the Muddy River, into an armored and polluted environment.

The Conservancyís proposed design for Charlesgate Park will rebuild and expand a people-friendly and regional pathway network, restoring connections between the Emerald Necklace, Charles River Esplanade and Commonwealth Mall for the first time in more than five decades.

When complete, this restored system will allow direct walking and cycling connections between locations as distant as Bostonís North Station, Charlestown, Dorchester, Cambridge and Watertown. More information can be found at



Charlesgate Park on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, MA, 02215 map

Charlesgate Park on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, MA 02215


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